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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 22 March 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air America
Registration: 607
C/n / msn: 13537
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gia Nghia (   Vietnam)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Gia Nghia Airstrip, Vietnam
Narrative:
The pilot attempted to ground loop his aircraft at the end of the runway, but veered off and rolled down a steep embankment to the right of the extreme end of the runway.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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